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Quickmap Keyboard Configuration

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110450D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-25
Document File: 1 page(s) / 45K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cahill Jr, RB: AUTHOR

Abstract

Many times there is a need for users to quickly identify keyboard settings/assignments. Presently there is no standard, short step process to identify the keyboard mappings.

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Quickmap Keyboard Configuration

      Many times there is a need for users to quickly identify
keyboard settings/assignments.  Presently there is no standard, short
step process to identify the keyboard mappings.

      In order to allow the user the power to identify keyboard
settings, there needs to be a fast-path (Alt-K) that would bring up a
mapping of current key assignments.  The user could simply enter the
Alt-K combination and the keyboard assignments for the software in
use would be displayed on the screen via a graphical map.

      Example: User walks into a lab where he needs to use a machine
that he has not used before.  He could, at the start of the work
session, invoke the QuickMap and see a graphical mapping of the
keyboard assignments.  This would keep him from either getting
frustrated trying to find the correct key sequences or going through
the multi-step process of keyboard re-configuration to view the
current settings.

      This invention gives users the flexibility and the power to
quickly identify keyboard key assignments.  This will help in
providing the user a more productive computing environment.  It will
decrease the need for memorizing key assignments on machines he uses.
It will decrease the time spent invoking the different configuration
tools and viewing the key assignments through current multi-step
processes.

      Disclosed anonymously.